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nfs1mw 11-01-2012 01:23 PM

Please suggest a nice KDE distro..

Im using Kubuntu 12.04 on my laptop currently and im loving the kde part of it. Initially i tried ubuntu but haven't satisfied with its interface. To me the desktop interface must have few basic things like title bar buttons at the top right, notification area towards bottom right, and a launcher menu towards bottom left (as in kde and windows7).

Now i want to leave the *buntu os line and wanna try a different kde distro.

Actually there is one more problem with my laptop. It has AMD mobility radeon HD 4570 gpu. The most annoying problem with my laptop is it overheats when using the open source radeon drivers. The overheating problem gets solved when i install the propreitary amd drivers and set the power saving features in catalyst control center. But now, Amd stopped supporting 4xxx series cards, and the newer xserver isn't supporting the last catalyst driver. Which means the users of these cards are stuck with *buntu12.04 version. Thats what i know (pls correct me if im wrong).

So, i want to try different kde distro which has support for fglrx on amd 4xxx cards. I will bear even if the distro is bit outdated but i wish to upgrade the kde part.

TobiSGD 11-02-2012 05:52 AM

I run Slackware with the Catalyst 12.6 Legacy driver, since it comes with xserver 1.12. Another KDE distribution that runs xserver 1.12 is openSuse 12.2, so may be you want to try that.

DavidMcCann 11-02-2012 01:11 PM

There seems to be some discussion abot the heating problem which might help:

If you want to get away from the Debian/Ubuntu world, you can get good KDE versions from Salix, OpenSUSE, or PCLinuxOS.

nfs1mw 11-03-2012 09:32 AM

Thanks for the replies. I'm gonna try OpenSUSE 12.2

John VV 11-03-2012 07:08 PM

how about the CURRENT KDE desktop for your distro

TobiSGD 11-04-2012 06:33 AM


Originally Posted by John VV (Post 4821670)
how about the CURRENT KDE desktop for your distro

Sometimes it seems that you don't even read the initial posts. The OP clearly is stating that he/she uses Kubuntu already but wants to try a different distro. So what is the point in recommending KDE on Ubuntu?

nfs1mw 11-04-2012 06:54 AM

Like i said i want to try different kde distro . The only linux distros i have tried so far are ubuntu, kubuntu and debian -- of which i like kubuntu the most. So, to just try rpm based distro i now installed openSUSE-12.2.

Well openSUSE-12.2 has many settings compared to the distros i used so far. And there is fglrx-legacy support, but i haven't installed it yet. But it has complete different tools for everything. So there is learning curve. I'm gonna keep openSUSE and kubuntu in dual boot for now.

FredGSanford 11-05-2012 10:10 AM

There is also Mageia 2 that comes with KDE by default.

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